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Whats On logo button THE CENTRAL COAST - A PARADISE FULL OF TALENT! Whats On logo button
The Central Coast is well known and respected for the abundance of talent it has and continues to nurture.
Come along and witness for yourself some of the brilliance
from many local venues...
If you are a player here is your opportunity to strut your stuff!
Check the list below for your favourite venue, organisation or opportunity to be a part of the newest, original music around the Coast.
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Whats On Logo button image HARDYS BAY CLUB:
Run by a different musician every week, the Hardys Bay Club's jam sessions attract some of the most talented young musicians on the Central Coast, along with some older musos who just want to jam.
Starting from 2pm every Sunday.
All welcome no matter what instrument or level!

Contact 0401 811 335 or check out who's playing on our website

Whats On Logo button image CENTRAL COAST COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CCCMA):
Aiming to unearth and support some of the Central Coast’s future country music stars;

A Country Music based SHOWCASE event, featuring various artists who only appear by invitation.

Come along and support local artists and enjoy some good music!

Everyone is welcome, including prospective Performers (especially anyone belonging to a younger generation).
And entry is FREE

WHERE -Toukely Golf Club
WHEN - 3rd Sunday of every month
SHOWTIME 1-5pm

For further details please contact:
Mel Jacobs, Publicity Officer
P: 02 4329 4592
M: 0408 294 076
email: melvinjacobs@iinet.net.au


Sea FM Discovered 2014 poster imageWhats On Logo button image Sea FM’s DISCOVERED:.
Registrations are now open for 2014's SeaFM DISCOVERED programme.

The Hub has opened its doors and is calling for singer/songwriters and vocalists applications for its 2014 programme at the Hub Youth Entertainment venue.

All artists, genres and sounds are invited to register their interest for the first qualifying heat.

The 2014 SeaFM DISCOVERED series kicks off on FRIDAY 4th APRIL with National Youth Week's theme "Our Voice, Our Impact".

Musicians Making a Difference (MMAD) will be launching their National Youth Week CD on the night, with live guest performances to compliment the contestants on the very first heat for the year.

The Hub are introducing a new category in 2014 and opening a pathway for young people from as young as 7yrs of age into our 'popstars' category; and the singer/songwriter and cover version vocaliats heats are open to young people 13 - 24 yrs.

Each year the DISCOVERED programme develops further in providing an indespensible opportunity for young peoepl to create pathways into professsional opportunities. Master classes and coaching will be offered to singers who make it through their first heat during this year's programme under the professional guidance of Gina Jeffreys.

Proudly presented by our awesome venue the Hub Youth Entertainment Venue and Sea Fm, Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD), and proudly sponsored by Macron Music Erina, Gina Jeffreys and The Music Cellar Studios. The event will give rise to young aspiring singer/songwriters and talented vocalists between the ages of 7 & 25 years of age and will offer up to $10,000 in prizes to help them kick start their career

Previous participants in the SeaFM DISCOVERED have found the programme crucial in gaining further experience and establishing their careers, including the Central Coast’s very own Karise Eden.


Keen to enter the comp for 2014? Download a registration form online from the Hub website

Whats On Logo button image GOSFORD CITY BRASS BAND:
Gosford City Brass Band is the number 1 Brass Band on the Central Coast.

Gosford City is one of the thriving centres of the Central Coast of NSW and is located one hour north of Sydney.

Established in 1898 we have a strong history of competition and performance.

Currently the organisation supports an Open C Grade, Open D Grade and Jnr Competition bands. We regularly compete in Local, State and National competitions.
We are a not-for-profit community organisation and actively encourage family involvement and junior development.

The band has a number of groups suitable for players at all skill levels and ages, and would love to here from you if you are interested in learning to play a brass instrument.

OUR MISSION
To provide brass entertainment and education for the wider community; to promote excellence in brass music throughout the central coast region by encouraging and supporting development, performance and comradeship.

Contact Via email - publicity@gosfordcitybrass.org


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Whats On Logo button image BRACKETS AND JAM :
Multi Arts Performance on the Central Coast;

Brackets & Jam is a non-profit organisation whose aim is foster all kinds of music, performance and art which is available to all at a local community level.

Brackets and Jam Central Coast currently runs two monthly nights, one in Gosford Shire at the Kincumba Mountain reserve, (4th Friday of the Month) and one in the North, at Lake Munmorah Community Hall, right on the lake (2nd Saturday of the month).

The events include drum jams, dance performance, a number of pre-arranged musical performances, as well as walk-on or open mic style spots where patrons are encouraged to get up and perform, recite poetry, tell stories or to make announcements, or talk about what is happening in their communities.

Brackets and Jam is all about inclusion and creative diversity, whilst supporting a sustainable environment.
We are particularly interested in the participation of members of our arts and cultural community who are interested in performing or presenting short pieces in between our bands. Poets, actors, performers, story tellers are more than welcome to share their talents. It’s not just about music on the mountain!

Parking on the mountain is limited. Once the car parks are full you will be asked to park your vehicle at the bottom of the mountain and then to await the bus to the top. Upon leaving for the evening we will whisk you back down to your cars.

We have security guards and Brackets volunteers on the gate to assist you. Please be patient!!

We would also like to ask inform parents that under age patrons must be under the direct supervision of a responsible adult for the duration of our event. Young patrons should also be aware that bags WILL be searched and any alcohol found will be removed.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience in helping us to continue providing one of the most successful community run arts and music events on the Coast. Our Brackets events are created for the whole community, so get involved as a performer, a volunteer, or come along and be part of our audience. Any help you would like to offer on the night would be greatly appreciated.

Our events are entirely volunteer run so the more help we get the better!

Live N Local at Lizottes imageWhats On Logo button image LIVE N LOCAL WEEKLY SHOWCASES:
Award winning local restaurant Lizottes and its well known music industry tummy fillers to the stars, Brian and Jo Lizotte, are two of the Central Coast's most devoted original music supporters.

The Live N Local Nights on each week are a brilliant outlet to showcase some of this areas most talented up and coming performers.

The shows take place in the intimate surrounds of the LIVE N COOKIN @ LIZOTTES restaurant which has won many awards for excellence over many years.

If you are part of a band or know of any performers that would be interested in showcasing their talent to a live audience please send your details Via Email.

Owner/Manager Brian Lizotte has an extensive affiliation with the Australian Music Industry and has supported many local artists in their plight to be heard.

"It's an absolute pleasure to be able to put on stage local, up and coming artists and give them a chance to play in front of friends, family and local fans" (Brian Lizotte).

Whats On Central Coast has been a very proud supporter of the Live N Local Series with many of the Whats On family of musicians making their debut or receiving a big career kick start. We are ever grateful for the opportunity Brian and Jo graciously allow our local musicians.

The nights are now run by Fairplay Entertainment in conjunction with Coopers.

See the Weekday gig guides for who is playing this week


todayscountry94one Brand New Star logo imageWhats On Logo button image BRAND NEW STAR:
todayscountry94one would like to help a budding young country music performer take the first step to becoming a star.

The Central Coast’s only all country music radio station is offering a cash prize of $3,000 as first prize in this competition.

After two very competitive heats at Club Wyong and Toukley RSL, the Booth’s Motor Group Brand New Star 2013 final was a fantastic display of up-and-coming talent.

The 10 finalists came from as far afield as Benalla, Victoria and Young, NSW, as well as Sydney, The Hunter Valley and the Central Coast.

Judging in both heats had been extremely difficult and proved to be the same in the final, with great performances on the night at Central Coast Leagues Club. Finalists were able to perform with a fabulous backing band and this added to the overall quality of musical performances.

There was a very large crowd at the final and the feedback from the audience was that the night had been memorable and very entertaining. This competition is quickly gaining a reputation as an important event on the national country music calendar.

Winner was 20 year old Mitchell Murdoch from North Balgowlah. Mitchell has been performing in talent contests and eisteddfods for a few years and this win should help him get to the next level in Australian country music. His prize will include a recording session with Rod McCormack at Music Cellar Studios and his song will be released and distributed to radio stations around the country with CRS.

Runner-up was 15 year old Kiara Taylor (pictured) from the Hunter Valley town of Elderslie. Kiara won the Maureen Wagner Memorial Award, which has recently found a home withtodayscountry94one and Brand new Star. We wish Kiara every success.

Thanks to all of our sponsors for this year’s competition – Booth’s Motor Group, Club Wyong, Toukley RSL, Central Coast Leagues Club, CRS singles distribution, Rod McCormack Productions and Gina Jeffreys Entertainment Academy. I can’t wait to see what the 2014 Brand New Star will uncover

For further information on this exciting country music talent quest please go to the todayscountry94one website at or phone (02) 4323 2441

Whats On Logo button image BATTLE OF THE BANDS:
Last year's Battle of the Bands Grand Final saw five local bands battle it out for thousands of dollars worth of cash & prizes.

Open to all school students of any skill level. This year's local qualifying heats take place monthly from June.

The winners of the heats go forward to the Semi Finals as they battle there way for a place at the Grand Final in November 2014.

Proudly supported by your local government and local businesses - Finalists receiving music vouchers sponsored by Macron Music and Gosford Council Youth Services

Keen to enter the comp for 2014? Download a registration form online from the Hub website

Heats for 2014 will officially be kicked off in June 2014, so make sure you join us for the Battle events each month!!!
(See the events and facebook page for more info.)

A very special thank you goes out to our major sponsors Macron Music Erina, for their very generous contribution towards the Battle of the Bands Competition and Sea Fm Discovered at The Hub.

We look forward to partnering with Macron Music & SeaFM, Musicians Making a Difference, Gina Jeffries & the Music Cellar Studio this year to bring the best opportunities for young people on the Central Coast.


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An extensive knowledge and a love of the area plus a genuine interest to promote all it has to offer is what sets Whats On Central Coast apart from the others.

So if you are looking for holiday, temporary or permanent Central Coast accommodation, a spot of Central Coast shopping, some brilliant Central Coast entertainment, a surf report before a dip in one of the many pristine Central Coast Beaches or a round of Golf followed by some fish and chips or maybe 5 star cuisine from one of the many Central Coast restaurants or take-away's you have definitely arrived at the right place..

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Check the links above and also to the left and find all you'll need to enjoy a night out on the town or a whole holiday!

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